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Mountain Home Sleeps 40-80 Lodge Cabin & Bunkhouse; Fenced Plowed

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Last updated: 08/19/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Home-Like Large Group Lodging sleeps 35-80 people in 3 buildings! Your group stays plays cooks and meets together in Tahoe style, easy to coordinate all activities gatherings meetings meals fun. 2 acres to play on with wilderness and Huge Lake Tahoe a minute or 2 away.
family reunion, religioius church youth retreats, corporate business meetings, ski board ride cross country back country ski groups, sports teams, school college university dorm outings, fraternity sorority service clubs, wedding reception family dinners & events, seminars, summer vacation, all groups love this place!
One mile to lake. Paved parking, bus OK. Easy and convenient. Just show up and bring food... movies, hickory BBQ, hot tub, games and sports.
Save $ on restaurants, meeting halls, tips, gas, movies, coordination stress with multiple houses - it's all handled!

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Property Type

  • House
  • 5600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    all ages love the wide varieties of activities on property with equipment provided....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    inside and within 15 feet of open door or window to protect smell for future groups. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    dogs upon approval...moreless

Bedrooms: 14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 80

Bathrooms: 12 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 6 queens, 14 doubles, 10 twins, 17 sleep sofas. Hot tub, jacuzzi, whirlpool tub, DVD player. Honeymoons & Weddings...moreless


  • Books:

    Borrowing Library with wide variety of photo books pictures and novels...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Pool Table, Ping Pong, Flatscreen 1080p w blueray & sound system, looks out to 8' hot tub to supervise kids better....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    In game room...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    MountainHome: GroupRoom RecRoom LivingRoom Bedroom4 CedarCabin: Living Room...moreless

  • Television:

    MountainHome: GroupRoom- HiDef projector 10' Screen+blueray; RecRoom-3d 37' 1080p+blueray LivingRoom-32' 3d Flatscreen; Bedroom4 -32' 3d Flatscreen+blueray. CedarCabin: LivingRm 32' FlatTV+blueray...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    We are at the nature end of town, much calmer than the casino center or the commercial strip where most lodging is. Shopping, restaurants, skiing, casinos is within a 2-12 minute drive. ...moreless

  • Lake:

    Lake Tahoe BEST BEACHES are less than a mile away. Camp Richardson with all watersports rentals in 1.4 miles away, with the Beacon Restaurant right on Lake Tahoe!...moreless

  • Mountain:

    Tahoe wilderness, bike trails, mountain bike and hiking trails 600 ft away....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Great Mountain Views: We are at the NATURE (not commercial) end of town, .3 mi from Tahoe wilderness, Fallen Leaf Lake Hiking Biking Trails, Emerald Bay 8.6 miles, Lake Tahoe 1 Mi ...moreless

  • Resort:

    Groups have access to all amenities of one of the most beautiful, amazing resorts in the whole world....moreless

  • Town:

    Smaller and more compact than a city, but more attractive available and convenient than most small town resorts like Utah and Colorado towns....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    MH: flexible with 2 tables for 12 already set up, and 7 extra folding 6' tables and chairs (44 folding & 20 stacking) for up to 54 people. Added folding tables/chairs for 26 on request. CC: seats 8....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 40 people


  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access:

    Fast Cable...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    MountainHome: 2 higher capacity CedarCabin: 0...moreless

  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    MountainHome: 2 forced air heating systems for overlap CedarCabin: 1 larger wall heater w/blower SleepingCabin: 2 electric radiator type portables....moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All bedding included: regular beds made, sofas & futons bedding stored; 1 set bath towels, hand towels & washcloths per person, with double washer/dryers in Mountain Home....moreless

  • Living Room:

    MountainHome: fireplace, sleep sofa, 2 chairs; furniture can be moved to expand dining area depending on your group. See video. CedarCabin: fireplace sleep sofa and 2 chairs....moreless

  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    MountainHome: up to 32 when parked correctly (see diagram) non-snow. Snow varies with snow storage, clearing ability and storm/no storm conditions. CedarCabin: 2 no-snow; MH lot if snow....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Not EVER permitted by city and TRPA, or within 20' of the front of the property. BIG FINE and TOWAWAY, + we get in trouble....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    MountainHome: ONLY 1 RV PERMITTED! 110 v plug by hot tub. CedarCabin: NOT permitted by TRPA, City, by law. BIG FINE and trouble for us....moreless

  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    MountainHome: 3 portables CedarCabin: 1 portable...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

    MountainHome: for 70 CedarCabin: for 10...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    MountainHome: 2 higher capacity CedarCabin: 0...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    good coverage on whole property with wireless extender...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    MountainHome: 1 brick/oak w/starter firewood CedarCabin: 1 stone w/starter firewood...moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    We have a list of local talent....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    MountainHome: 1 large coffee maker, 2 drip coffee makers CedarCabin: 1 drip coffee maker...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    MountainHome: Regular + Large pots and cooking utensils for large groups CedarCabin: Regular pots pans utensils...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    MountainHome: For 80 people, corion dishes and stainless utensils for 80 CedarCabin: for 10 people, corion dishes and stainless utensils...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    MountainHome: (2) High quality quiet CedarCabin: (1)...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    MountainHome: 2 Stoves, 2 Refrigerators, 2 Microwaves 2 Washer/Dryer CedarCabin: 1 Stove, 1 Refrigerator...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    MountainHome (2) CedarCabin (1) ...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    MountainHome: 1 toasters, bread maker, mixers, blenders. CedarCabin: 1 toaster, blender. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    MountainHome: 2 Large stainless w/top freezers & icemakers CedarCabin: 1 Large w/top freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    MountainHome: 2 large quality stainless ranges CedarCabin: 1 range ...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles:

    10% discount at Anderson Bike Rentals, right next to Tahoe Bike Trail going far around the lake and town. 1/2 block away. ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    MountainHome: wood deck + cobble patio CedarCabin: wood front porch, 8x8 deck upstairs loft bedroom....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    3 yellow plastic 1 person w mandatory life vests available with signed waiver. Saves $$$ on rentals....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    MountainHome & CedarCabin share grass, tall cedars and pines in rear approx. 200' x 75'....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    MountainHome: 2 5 burner gas grills CedarCabin: none ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • Jetted Tub:

    Mountain Home: 1 4x5' upstairs Cedar Cabin: 1 3x6' downstairs...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Dec 15 - Feb 29, 2016
3 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $1,429 Nightly

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  • Pet Fee $40
  • espresso $40
  • Tax Rate 10%


Security Deposit and 1st payment due on booking; Neither parties may cancel after 30 days after booking, or 120 days before booking date.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 08/19/2015
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62 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Rockwater Bar & Grill
4.7 Metres
Nearest Golf
Lake Tahoe Golf Course
39.6 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Metres
Nearest Motorway
Highway 289 and Highway 50
10 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Evans Gourmet
5.4 Miles
Nearest Ski
Heavenly Base Lodge CA
1.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pope Beach

Car: Recommended

At the NATURE END OF TAHOE--yet close to most all Tahoe has to offer. Bring your group together by all being in one place. Pass your time gathering together in YOUR have the whole place to yourself. Whatever your groups focus or aim you have the place and the options to make it happen. Hang out, be active, relax and unwind, take in the nature and beauty all around, or take advantage of all Lake Tahoe has to offer. cooking in the double kitchen or barbeque with Tahoe's many budget or gourmet restaurants optional. You're close to all watersports, lake beaches, road and mountain bike trails, hiking, golf, etc. On property togetherness building activities: separate volleyball or badminton court, pool table ping pong basketball other games and 3 free kayaks all provided. Celebrate special the special times with your family, friends, dorm and school mates, business associates, ski-board or sport group or team...all love this property! Inside: board games, big screen home theater, wifi, ... Surrounded by acres of public access forest lots, sledding tubing snow play. 1-5 MINUTES DRIVE activities: Pope Beach, Camp Richardson lakefront restaurant and happy hour bar, boat kayak canoe rentals, launch ramp, pier jet-ski para-sailing speed boat rentals, catamaran & jet boat rides, rock climbing mountaineering, lake stream pond fly fishing, horseback riding rental stables, sail board stand up board rentals, Mt. Tallac Historic Site, Tahoe Nature Center, wildlife, 6 restaurants bars & pub, 4 coffee places, shopping centers with Raleys Kmart TJMaxx and more. 10-15 MINUTES DRIVE : Heavenly Valley Ski Resort, Casinos restaurants dancing shows shopping, Emerald Bay State Park, campgrounds, Eagle Falls, Golf, Recreation Center with ice hockey Casinos restaurants dancing shows shopping, ice skating year round, non-winter tennis baseball softball. Amazing spectacular views and nature photography. 60-90 minute drive: top rated El Dorado County wineries and tasting room Apple and berry pickingVirginia City gold country Desert Gliders Soaring Target shooting Hunting and much more.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1989

About: SETH AND REBECCA BROCHE after their family's 100 person reunion, designed and built 3 large group places from 1989 just For Larger Group Gatherings and Events. People love them, and often comment they are the first place that's ever worked as well for their function.

Why Gardner Mountain:
We thought families, church groups, business school and club retreats needed a great place to gather together that was affordable, beautiful, big and designed for them. We had never been able to find a place like that for our family reunions. IT WORKS!

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MOUNTAIN HOME sleeps 40-80 lodge cabin & bunkhouse; fenced plowed

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